Why I love Steven Moffat
26. July 2014
I love Steven Moffat because, as a woman over 30, I rejoice in seeing a female character who proves that yes, we can be sexy well beyond that age, as well as confident, strong and outrageously clever.
As an introvert, I will love Moffat forever for showing us an introverted character go on a heroic journey whilst remaining an introvert. Too often an introverted character’s epic journey will end in them becoming extraverted, but not Rory. Not just anyone can spend 2000 years on their own.
And while we’re on the topic of Rory, I love Moffat for giving us a character who believes passionately in the importance of devoting his career to caring for patients. I have worked in the NHS for almost half my life, and Rory embodies the dedication you see in those who have chosen this career path.
Right now I’m trying to become a scientist, and it’s bloody tough. Thank you then, Steven Moffat, for giving me a character who shows me the importance of what I’m striving for.
And yes, I can get a bit obsessed about the things I love. Doctor Who, for example. People might take the mickey out of fans like me for the depths of feelings we have about this show. But that doesn’t matter. Steven Moffat shows us as the clever, creative and loyal people we truly are.
So that’s why I love Steven Moffat - well, to be truthful, just a small part of it. Thank you, Moff, and long may you continue.